New MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini launched with Apple M1 Chip : Price, Features, and Specifications Inside

Apple launches New MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini with its latest in-house M1 SoC in its virtual event held on Nov 10.

by FighterMan Updated: 24 Dec, 2020, 14:42 IST
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The Apple Event on November 10, 2020 unveiled 3 major releases in its laptops and desktops line-up. Apple has come up with a New MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini all with its latest in-house M1 Chip. This chip includes 16 billion transistors which is quite amazing. Moreover, it integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more on this single M1 chip who is miniature in size. This M1 chip has helped these new devices gain faster processing speeds, gaming boosts, and enhanced machine learning.

New MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini launched with Apple M1 Chip : Price, Features, and Specifications Inside

The Apple M1 chip works with the new macOS Big Sur in these devices to give superior performance in terms of speed, battery life, graphics, and much more. Apple says that it has the fastest CPU till date which means that Intel models are in for a tough competition, though both are great at their own places. Now, let's get some key details on price, features, and specifications of these newly launched Apple gadgets.

New MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip

Apple’s new MacBook Air has got its revolutionary M1 chip which is way faster than its previous processing units. It comes in a 13-inch screen with 256GB and 512GB memory variants. This laptop has also got a unified RAM along with SSD storage.

New MacBook Air Specifications

The New MacBook Air will be available in 3 colours i.e. gold, silver, and space grey. It includes 2 thunderbolt / USB4 ports with speeds upto 40 Gbps. A 720p FaceTime HD camera is provided with thunderbolt 3 digital video output. Some of its key specifications are as follows.

Display

13.3 Inch Screen with 2560x1600 Resolution

Processor

Apple M1 Chip(8-core CPU | 8-core GPU | 16-core Neural Engine)

Battery

49.9 watt-hour Lithium‑Polymer

RAM

8GB

ROM

256GB / 512GB

New MacBook Air Features

Apple says that the new MacBook Air is their thinnest & lightest notebook. Besides, it is powered by its own M1 SoC which is powerful and efficient at the same time. A special feature in this laptop is that it is designed with a fanless system and thus makes nearly zero distortion.

It comes with a huge 18 hrs of battery life so that you can use it more on a single full charge. The machine learning technologies used in this device helps apps to automatically improve their functionality, thus helps you in easy & faster access.

Some of the other features include retina display, 3 microphone array, FaceTime HD camera, force touch trackpad, and touch id.

New MacBook Air Price in India

The new MacBook Air is priced almost similar to its predecessor models i.e. the one with Intel processors. They are available in two variants from 17th November 2020 on Apple India’s official online store.

New MacBook Air Variants

Price

MacBook Air 13-inch 256GB

Rs 92,900

MacBook Air 13-inch 512GB

Rs 1,17,900

13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro comes along Apple M1 Chip with 8‑Core CPU and 8‑Core GPU. You get a 13-inch Retina display with True Tone and 16-core Neural Engine among many other technological advancements in this laptop. Now, let’s checkout its specifications, features, and price.

13-inch MacBook Pro Specifications

The 13-inch MacBook Pro comes in 2 finishes namely, silver and space grey. You will get retina display, true tone technology, and 2560x1600 resolution in its display. It comes with a 61W USB-C Power Adapter and many more specifications as shown below.

Processor

Apple M1 Chip(8-core CPU | 8-core GPU | 16-core Neural Engine)

Battery

58.2 watt-hour Lithium-Polymer

RAM

8GB

ROM

256GB / 512GB(expandable upto 2TB)

Weight

1.4 kg

13-inch MacBook Pro Features

The 13-inch MacBook Pro promises great graphics with its 5X faster GPU. Besides, the 16-core Neural Engine delivers impeccable machine learning capabilities i.e. 11X faster. Another great feature here is upto 20 hrs of battery life which is the longest for any Mac till date.

The Apple M1 chip powers this laptop with 2.8X faster CPU speeds and the thermal efficiency feature helps it cool in quick time. Moreover, you get upto 2TB of SSD storage and upto 3.3GB/s of sequential read speeds.

Features like retina display, Bright LED backlighting, and P3 wide colour gives you an immersive, clear, and quality viewing experience. Other than this, a magic keyboard and touch bar is as awesome as always.

13-inch MacBook Pro Price in India

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is available in two variants with a price difference of Rs 20k among them in India. You can also buy this laptop via EMIs at around Rs 14k/month.

13-inch MacBook Pro Variants

Price

MacBook Air 13-inch 256GB

Rs 1,22,900

MacBook Air 13-inch 512GB

Rs 1,42,900

Mac Mini with Apple M1 Chip

Apple’s all-in-one desktop Mac Mini is now available with M1 chip. This latest SoC provides faster graphics processing, superior unified memory, and a strong neural engine to this Apple desktop.

Mac Mini Specifications

The Mac Mini simultaneously supports up to two displays along with Thunderbolt 3 digital video output supports and HDMI 2.0 display video output. On the audio front, it has a built-in speaker and HDMI 2.0 port which supports multi-channel audio output. Now, let's check its key specifications.

Processor

Apple M1 Chip(8-core CPU | 8-core GPU | 16-core Neural Engine)

RAM

8GB(expandable upto 16GB)

ROM

256GB / 512GB

Ports

2 Thunderbolt / USB 4 | 2 USB-A | 1 HDMI 2.0 | 1 Gigabit Ethernet | 1 3.5mm headphone jack

Weight

1.2 kg

Mac Mini Features

The Mac Mini powered by Apple M1 Chip gives 3X faster CPU, 6X faster GPU, and 15X faster machine learning. Besides, with its 8-core GPU, you get a great gaming experience with super fast processing.

It weighs just 1.2 kgs so you can imagine how compact it is, but still delivers high performance like never before. Moreover, it consumes upto 60% less energy on heavy tasks and daily duties. Besides, you can enjoy all flash storages with great speeds on this Mac Mini

Mac Mini Price in India

Mac Mini desktops with Apple M1 chip will be available from 17th November 2020 in India in two model variants based on their SSD storage.

Mac Mini Variants

Price

Mac Mini 256GB

Rs 64,900

Mac Mini 512GB

Rs 84,900

Will these new Apple M1 powered notebooks and desktops prove their worth amidst Intel powered Mac devices? Do share your thoughts via the comments section below.

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Macbook air is a very good machine now. super powerful and best battery backup by a mile. Kinda expensive though, even for apple

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